Why are there so many shooting incidents and other gun crimes on Walmart property?

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Shoplifter in Texas pulls gun on Walmart employee, then employee shoots him to death

Crime scene at College Station Walmart
Occurred April 20, 2012.

Michael Bradshaw, 47, was caught shoplifting at a Walmart in College Station, Texas.  A loss-prevention employee, Dustin Batson, 25, escorted him to the office.  There, Bradshaw pulled out a handgun and aimed it at Batson and a struggle ensued.  The gun went off, but only hit a filing cabinet, and Batson, a former U.S. Marine, was able to wrest the gun from his hands.  Bradshaw then attacked Batson with a knife, at which point Batson shot Bradshaw to death with the gun.

From an article:
As a result of the continued investigation, detectives have determined that Bradshaw attempted to leave the store with a shopping cart of stolen merchandise.Loss prevention officers made contact with Bradshaw and had escorted him to the loss prevention office. While in the office, Bradshaw began to struggle with employees and pulled a handgun from the pocket of his pants. During the struggle, the handgun discharged, with the round striking a filing cabinet. A loss prevention officer was able to take control of Bradshaw’s gun. Bradshaw then pulled a knife and began approaching the loss prevention officer, who then fired a single, shot hitting Bradshaw in the midsection. The investigation into this incident continues.

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